Norwegian Forest Cat

A Beginner’s Guide to the Norwegian Forest Cat

A Beginner’s Guide to the Norwegian Forest Cat This guide to the Norwegian Forest Cat delves into the history and temperament of this gorgeous feline The thing we love about cats is that there are so many of them. They’re all so different, and each…
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British Shorthair

A Beginner’s Guide to the British Shorthair

In this guide to the British Shorthair, we explore everything about this popular breed from its temperament to its blood type. With our “A Beginner’s Guide” series, we get to set aside time to explore popular cat breeds. We discuss what makes them special, their…
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Fat cat sitting - catipilla blog

How to Get a Fat Cat to Exercise [Step-By-Step Guide]

Physical wellbeing is so important to our furry friends. This is our step-by-step guide on how to get a fat cat to exercise. You might have noticed that your cat sleeps a lot — this in itself is no real problem. After all, cats need…
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cat with a human face mask

Coronavirus and Cats: Separating Fact from Fiction

With so much information out there about cats and coronavirus, we separate fact from fiction and answer all your pressing questions In these difficult times, we have so many questions about coronavirus — how can we protect ourselves? When will we develop a vaccine? When…
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Why Do Cats Knead? What Does it Mean?

Why do cats knead? Let’s explore and demystify this strange (but cute) cat behaviour. Cats are mysterious creatures with a whole host of interesting (and at times perplexing) behaviours. One such behaviour is kneading — you might know it as “making biscuits” or “kneading dough”. …
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cat purring with owner

Why Do Cats Purr? Cat Behaviour Explained

For a cat lover, there’s nothing more comforting and adorable than a cat’s purr. But why do cats purr? Here are a few things you may not know. Our cats make a lot of interesting noises. But the most common and most well-loved is the…
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Cat meow

Cat’s teeth – a bitesized guide

Cat’s teeth are vital to the health, happiness and vitality of all cat’s lives. This is never more obvious than watching David Attenborough’s amazing natural history epics on the TV and those majestic lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs and panthers who could simply not live without…
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cat sleeping

Keeping Your Cat Warm This Winter 💨❄️🌨️

As we move into the coldest months of the year and abide by the message to ‘wrap up warm’, spare a thought for your cat(s) who don’t have the luxury of just slipping on an extra layer 🧥. Cats are pretty good at hiding their…
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Tom and Jerry

Hannah Barbera got it wrong !

What is it about cats and mice? 🐱 🐭 From a very early age, children mis-understand the fundamental relationship between a cat and a mouse. Personally, I blame William Hanna and Joseph Barbera the creators of Tom & Jerry; staple cartoon fun of inquisitive toddlers…
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Our Story – a time to reflect and look ahead

As 2019 draws to a close we thought it would be useful to reflect on how the Catipilla story has evolved over the past 24 months and to reveal some of our exciting new plans for 2020. From our beginnings in 2016, solving a mobility…
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black cat stare

Black ‘Cat’ Friday – Are You Superstitious?

Black ‘Cat’ Friday got us thinking about superstitions and there are many superstitions from around the world when it comes to cats. Here are a few that raised some eyebrows in the Catipilla office (particularly as we own a black cat!). England – a black…
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Cornish Rex

A Beginner’s Guide to the Cornish Rex

  In this series of blog posts, we have been exploring the unique properties of the UK’s best-loved pedigree cats. Next up is the adorable Cornish Rex. – Overview The Cornish Rex is a relatively new breed on the scene and was first bred (surprise,…
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